Bear and Giraffe’s Holiday in the Little Karoo: It was a very hot Summer’s day and Bear and Giraffe decided to go on holiday. Bear was tired of thinking. He had thought and thought and thought everyday for a very long time. Now he was tired of it. Giraffe was tired too. While Bear had been thinking, she had been walking round and round, and now her long legs ere tired and wobbly. But where to go? “I just want to go somewhere where I can look very, very far away, because then I don’t have to think about anything at all”, said Bear. Giraffe thought that was a very good idea, so they started walking. Giraffe made her neck even longer, so she could look out for such a place. The walked and walked and walked, but it was not an easy place to find. Almost everywhere there was something standing in the way. Trees, rocks, and even other animals. Then, when the sun was already going down, Giraffe twitched her ears and looked through her eyelashes. “Bear, I think we’re almost there”, she said. And she was right, because they had found a nice little house to sleep in and a river and mountains to look at. They both made a little funny jump. Then Bear made a fire and Giraffe cooled her legs in the river. When that was done, they snuggled up to each other. And while the birds were singing, they looked very, very far away. Diederik and Anna, the Netherlands.